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20/06/2023 | 17:56:14 Madam President and colleagues, When the Ukrainian army drives the Russian occupier out of its land; when successive heroes give their lives for a free Europe; the Polish government adopts a law that any authoritarian dictator would not be ashamed of. In the so-called Lex Tusk this political commission - like a court without being a court - will convict those who the ruling party would accuse of being influenced by Russia. The committee's decision will be like a judgment. We already know... 26/01/2021 | 11:40:15 Ladies and gentlemen, the repressions against judges in Poland are worsening with every month. They are concrete people, with names and surnames. One of the repressed judges, Igor Tuleya, might end up in prison for rendering a judgment which simply didn't please the ruling party. Judge Beata Morawiec might face similar sanctions – she became a political target after suing the Minister of Justice in a civil proceeding. Overall, approximately 1,000 Polish judges face disciplinary proceedings or... 20/11/2020 | 12:06:59 Mr President, Democracy dies in darkness. Now it dies in the darkness of the worldwide pandemic. Today not only people's health and lives are at risk, but in some countries also human rights and democratic institutions. COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for human rights, for democracy and the rule of law. During the pandemic we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights. The convention obliges countries to take measures aiming to protect human lives... 28/01/2020 | 11:35:01 Ms President, Democracy, rule of law, judicial independence, the right to a fair trial, these have been some of our most important values for several decades. They have been the foundation of European cooperation. Turning away from them means turning way from Europe. Today we are facing a great challenge. We find ourself in a difficult situation because the Polish government acts against both Polish citizens and European values. Given this, we cannot remain silent. I feel ashamed that my...